Cold Potato Salad

"This is the second recipe that I adopted from the "'Zaar". This is your basic potato salad recipe and tastes like many you've had in your past. However, I will take the comments into consideration and perhaps tweek this recipe a bit! Cook time does not include marinating time."
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  • 6 large potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon salad oil
  • 1 medium onion, minced
  • 3 -4 stalks celery, diced
  • 3 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon mustard, prepared
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons dill seeds


  • In medium saucepan cook potatoes in boiling salted water until tender.
  • Drain, reserving 3/4 cup of potato water.
  • Dice potatoes.
  • Add oil, minced onion and chopped celery; toss gently.
  • In small saucepan bring the 3/4 cup potato water to a boil; pour over potatoes and onion.
  • Keep at room temperature for 2 to 3 hours.
  • Stir in vinegar, mustard, sugar, and dillseed.
  • Potato salad will be creamy.
  • Serve at room temperature.

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  1. great recipe better than my moms old one many thanks
  2. Yummy and very simple to make!!!
  3. This reminder me of what my Mother used to make. I didn't have the celery, so I left it out. This was so good. I will be making this again. Thanks for the recipe.
  4. This recipe didn't have much flavor. I added a little more mustard and some chopped celery and pickles.
  5. Very nice, light salad. Potatoes being one of my favourite vegetables, this made a really nice diet-y dinner. The potato water really adds flavour to the salad, blending really well with the onions. You can also add a dash of nonfat yogurt, a sprinking of pepper and garnish with chopped corriander leaves. Adds a nice tang to the salad...


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